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Claudia Andujar

The Yanomami Struggle

Yanomami boy under water

An exhibition devoted to the life and work of Claudia Andujar and her collaboration with the Yanomami, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous peoples, who she has spent her life documenting and defending.

Over 200 photographs, an audio-visual installation and a series of drawings by the Yanomami are brought together for the exhibition. They reflect the dual nature of Andujar’s five-decade relationship with them, highlighting her commitment to both art and activism. Photos from her first six years living with the Yanomami, showing how she grappled with visually interpreting a complex culture, will feature alongside imagery produced during periods of direct activism, as she used her camera and archive as a tool for political change.

At a time when the Yanomami’s territory is threatened and their way of life at risk, due to ongoing illegal mining and the spread of Covid-19, this survey takes on enhanced significance. The exhibition not only presents Andujar’s art but also amplifies the voices and perpetual struggles the Yanomami are facing.

The exhibition is curated by Thyago Nogueira and Instituto Moreira Salles, Brazil in partnership with Hutukara Associação Yanomami and Instituto Socioambiental, and supported by Survival International.


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  • We currently have a reduced capacity and timed entry slots. All visitors, including Barbican Members, must book tickets online in advance.
  • Please note that from the 17 May two households will be able to visit together in a group of up to six (subject to review).
  • Our cloakrooms are currently closed so avoid bringing large bags with you. Long umbrellas will not be allowed in the gallery.


Introducing Claudia Andujar

Not familiar with Claudia Andujar? Don’t worry. This long-read tells her incredible story, from surviving the holocaust as a child to becoming one of the Yanomami’s most trusted allies.

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